Czech Hero

17 Jun 2024, 7:00 PM
18 Jun 2024, 7:00 PM

Let’s get straight to it, before we divert you

How much is the ticket?

  • standard price: CZK 450
  • students and seniors: CZK 350
  • students of dance and theatre: CZK 200

What about the members of the DOX Club?

  • 30% reduced admission for Friend, Friend + 1 and Family members
  • 50% reduced admission for Supporter members
  • Free admission for Patron members 

Multifunctional hall DOX+
Poupětova 3, Praha 7
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Czech Hero focuses on the contemporary and pressing topic of disinformation and political marketing. The satirical physical theater production is loosely inspired by the personality of a Czech journalist who approaches the topic of disinformation with empathy and unbreakable endurance. Movement, words, live music, dynamics, energy, exaggeration. Farm in the Cave production is more concrete than dance and more abstract than drama. Czech Hero is here for those who care. Not just for liberals.

They. We avoid them, we don't want to live in their world, we give up on confronting them before even trying. And we mutually despise each other.
She. She personally encounters those who mercilessly scold her. Repeatedly.
"I have to go see what their garden looks like, what they’re saying, how they live because otherwise I'll be afraid of them and I won't be able to understand them."

The satirical physical theatre show is loosely inspired by the personality of the journalist Ivana Svobodová, whose "mission" got her into the living room of a pensioner who wanted to save our "little country" and thereby became "the first Czech terrorist": “It catches your attention, that someone chops down some trees, want to derail a train, and pretends to be a Muslim.”

In the show Czech Hero, the political and the intimate, the public and the personal, intertwine. The production is about the bonds we form with each other, no matter how alien we might be. About the relationships in a society of clashing opinions; about what we are willing to do for the world we want to live in.

Dynamic movement, word, live music, energy, exaggeration. As we are already used to with Farm in the Cave, the production is more concrete than dance and more abstract than drama. For those of you who still care. Not just for liberals.

"It's such a muddled world. You have to have a firsthand experience of these people, we can’t just tell each other that they’re walking misinformation and write it down or philosophize about it.''

The creative team

Created by: Viliam Dočolomanský, Hana Varadzinová, Andrej Štepita, Michaela Králiková, Sebastian Jacques, Markéta Hrehorová, Sodja Lotker, Lucia Škandíková
Direction & choreography: Viliam Dočolomanský
Assistant directors and choreographers: Barbora Ješutová, Kamila Mottlová
Dramaturgy: Sodja Lotker, Markéta Hrehorová
Scenography & costumes: Lucia Škandíková
Music: Štěpán Janoušek
Sound design: Eva Svobodová
Lighting design: Martin Špetlík
Sound: Adam Veselý
Lights: Vít Škoda, Lukáš Jíra
Production: Eliška Seveldová
Production assistant: Zuzka Borová
Visual identity of the project: Patrik Svoboda

Fundraising: Vendula Kodetová, Ania Obolewicz, Anely Jeromin, Ondřej Wald
Special thanks: Erik Bartoš, Lenka Drncová, Hedvika Máchová, Sebastian Jacques, Eliška Vavříková
Performers: Hana Varadzinová, Andrej Štepita, Michaela Králiková, Matúš Szegho, David Králík, Štěpán Janoušek, Miloš Klápště

The production Czech Hero by Farma v jeskyni, co-produced with the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, is part of the Online Hero project together with related educational programmes, which was supported by EEA
2014-2021 funds, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Prague City Hall, the National Recovery Plan and the ČEZ Foundation.